Digital Production Partnership awarded IABM Industry Collaborative Group Endorsement

28 March 2017

Digital Production Partnership awarded IABM Industry Collaborative Group Endorsement

Media industry business change network recognized for pioneering work to enable global content exchange

Gloucestershire, UK — 28 March 2017 — IABM announced today that the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has been endorsed as an Industry Collaborative Group (ICG) under IABM’s ICG Endorsement Program. DPP joins AIMS, MOS Development Group, SMPTE and Video Services Forum in meeting strict collaborative criteria to achieve endorsement, including; beneficial to the industry; non-discriminatory membership policy; open, standards-based approach; non-profit; and not favoring the interests of an individual company. 

The DPP brings together producers, post producers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and broadcasters working towards solutions to the emerging challenges of working with digital media. The DPP has defined and implemented some common specifications – most notably a common specification for file-based program delivery, which was implemented across the major UK broadcasters in October 2014, and finally made end-to-end digital a reality. 


Since then, the DPP has greatly expanded its operational scope, producing numerous industry insight reports and exclusive change leadership events, as well as best practice guidance. The DPP works in three main areas:

  • Generating insight: gathering expertise from Members to create exclusive analysis and understanding through reports and events
  • Enabling change: identifying business requirements and user needs, and facilitating common specifications, interfaces and workflows
  • Creating market opportunities: bringing together customers and providers to share insight and identify needs

The DPP is currently working with the NABA (North American Broadcasters Association) to develop an AS-11 file delivery specification for US broadcasters. It is also working in association with the NABA on guidelines for countering the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks in the media industry, and is constantly adding to its catalog of “10 Things Guides” on best practice in areas including location working, connectivity, UHD, digital storage and moving to the cloud.

Mark Harrison, DPP Managing Director said: “The DPP is delighted to receive this endorsement from the IABM.  We have huge respect for the authority and experience the IABM brings to the industry. Any opportunity to work more closely with them will be a pleasure for us and, we believe, a great benefit to the wider media community.”

“While the DPP may be best known for its pioneering work in standardizing the AS-11 DPP specification that removed a major roadblock for UK broadcasters in file-based content delivery, DPP continues to carry out important work in many areas of the industry,” said Stan Moote, IABM CTO. “DPP is in many ways the perfect model for a collaborative group – working for the benefit of all.”

About the Digital Production Partnership
The Digital Production Partnership Ltd (DPP) is a not for profit professional media network. More information about the DPP, its extensive Membership and how to become a Member is on the website: https://www.digitalproductionpartnership.co.uk/members/join-us/

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